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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

12/11/2018

Cook

Health

Award recognises public health champion

12/11/2018

Cook

Health

Government to introduce Bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying and improve end-of-life choices for Western Australians

12/11/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

WA businesses recognised for supporting emergency services

12/11/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

McGowan Government holds first ASEAN Dialogue this week

11/11/2018

McGowan

Premier

Commemoration to mark 100 years since the end of World War I

11/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New strategy to increase Chinese visitors to WA

11/11/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Students bound for Vietnam to commemorate war history

11/11/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Seniors Week set to celebrate contributions of older Western Australians

10/11/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

This summer bring your Sea Sense to the beach and stay safe

10/11/2018

Cook

Mental Health

New campaign targets underage drinking

10/11/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Plans to grow WA lobster industry to create jobs and boost local lobster supply

9/11/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Green light for Swan River café and accommodation

9/11/2018

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Have a Go Day shows Western Australians that age is no barrier

9/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grants enrich country sport and local communities

9/11/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Sacrifice of WA Aboriginal veterans finally acknowledged

9/11/2018

Dawson

Environment

Big hopes for big cats

9/11/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Popular French festival returns for 2018

9/11/2018

Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Lower electricity bills for Aboriginal communities installing solar

9/11/2018

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Environmental green light for lithium jobs in the South-West

8/11/2018

Templeman; Roberts

Heritage; Police

Recognition of 120 years of regional policing

8/11/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Community Cabinet heading to Swan Hills

8/11/2018

Dawson

Environment

Community forum on Murujuga Rock Art Strategy

8/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Trio of international tourism trade events bound for Perth in 2019

8/11/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Online home building tool scoops top honours at Innovator of the Year awards

7/11/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New Banksia Grove school named Grandis Primary School

7/11/2018

Templeman

Seniors and Ageing

Seniors Awards recognise remarkable older Western Australians

7/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth turns up the heat in summer tourism campaign

7/11/2018

McGowan; Tinley; Papalia

Premier; Veterans Issues; Defence Issues

First knitted poppies planted in commemoration of Armistice Day

7/11/2018

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Beeliar wetlands to be preserved for future generations

6/11/2018

Tinley

Housing

Final homes finished in $8.8m Tjuntjuntjara upgrade

6/11/2018

McGowan; Tinley; Saffioti

Premier; Veterans Issues; Lands

Government gives green light for new ANZAC House headquarters

5/11/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Joint media statement - Expressions of interest open for ILC grants

5/11/2018

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

New synthetic hockey field brings competitive edge to southern suburbs

5/11/2018

Dawson

Environment

New board member appointed to environmental watchdog

5/11/2018

Wyatt

Energy

PowerBank trial goes live three months early after families snap up spots

5/11/2018

Kelly

Water

Waterwise verges help save water in response to climate change

2/11/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants to grow WA's hemp industry

2/11/2018

Cook

Mental Health

New community mental health service for people in the Great Southern

2/11/2018

Kelly

Water

Margaret River Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades to cater for growth

2/11/2018

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Vessel named in honour of whale rescue pioneer

2/11/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Novice motorcyclist safety a focus of new licence process

2/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

AFL tourism strategy kicks $66 million goal for WA

2/11/2018

Templeman

Local Government

Suspended council members to lose entitlements

1/11/2018

Tinley

Housing

Tiny home prompts larger discussion about housing choices

1/11/2018

McGowan

Premier

Festival of Light brings vibrant celebrations to WA

1/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

School’s out: Outdoor Classroom Day getting kids back to nature

1/11/2018

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

WA games industry powers up with a new International Access Pass

1/11/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Passengers to test new frontier of public transport technology

31/10/2018

Cook

Health; Mental Health

New mental health unit for young Western Australians

31/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

Take care in WA’s national parks

31/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Moss Review recommendations welcomed

31/10/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Lands; Regional Development

First land released within Peel region’s future employment hub

31/10/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Restored Krupp field gun offers sombre reminder of war's toll

30/10/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Ancestral remains returned to Goldfields community

30/10/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

A win-win resolution for long-running Derby fishing conflict

30/10/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Defence Issues

Strategic plan launched to grow WA’s defence industry and create jobs

30/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Wagin business takes to food game like duck to water

30/10/2018

Kelly

Water

New hub spreads the message about groundwater replenishment

30/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

WA - when was the last time you said thanks to our homegrown heroes?

29/10/2018

Tinley

Housing

Brownlie Towers’ demolition contract sees Bentley redevelopment one step closer

29/10/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Short films pay tribute to WA women, Aboriginal soldiers in WWI

29/10/2018

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Hop on, hop off in the Swan Valley

29/10/2018

Roberts

Police

Crime continues to fall under McGowan Government

29/10/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Chemistry first to be tested as ATAR exams kick off today

28/10/2018

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Federal Government fail to fund successful program to keep women safe

27/10/2018

Kelly

Water

Winning water innovations help State secure supplies for all

26/10/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Funding boost for older adult mental health services

26/10/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Commemorative sculpture to acknowledge Lock Hospitals history

26/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

Littering increase due to cigarette butts and packaging

26/10/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

North Morley Primary School library officially opens its doors

26/10/2018

Kelly

Water

Waterwise Schools celebrated during National Water Week

26/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants to generate growth potential of northern beef industry

26/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

CCTV rollout to increase safety at boating hotspots

26/10/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Excellence on show at WA’s resources sector awards

25/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Bursary to encourage local agrifood research

25/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

Tenders invited for Cash for Cans co-ordinator

25/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Busy North West Coastal Highway junction roundabout completed

25/10/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Credit ratings agency confirm McGowan Government’s plan is working

25/10/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Beresford coastal protection preserves foreshore for generations

25/10/2018

Kelly

Water

Saving money and water with an irrigation controller rebate

25/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Over $30 million pledged for WA heavy vehicle safety initiatives

25/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Indian Government in discussions with Western Australia over direct flights

25/10/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Council scopes regional renewable hydrogen opportunity

24/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Cash boost to provide healthy food for those in need

24/10/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Larissa Strk appointed acting judge of the Supreme Court

24/10/2018

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Regional Run-Off Road Crashes program targets high priority roads

24/10/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

New appointments at WA Industrial Relations Commission

24/10/2018

Cook

Health

Roebourne renal facility brings care closer to home

24/10/2018

Roberts

Road Safety

Safe vehicles drive safer roads for all Western Australians

24/10/2018

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Premier officially opens new Karratha Health Campus

24/10/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

More iconic WA rock lobsters on the menu for locals

24/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New pasture species a boost for sheep industry

24/10/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Work Safety Awards WA 2018 winners announced

24/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Active transport champions recognised

23/10/2018

Ellery; Kelly

Education and Training; Science

More primary schools to receive dedicated science labs

23/10/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

FES Commissioner appointed to five-year term

23/10/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Bowling now accessible for all in Bunbury

23/10/2018

Kelly

Water

Innovation Hub to nurture new research ideas in recycled wastewater

23/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

Record entries for WA waste awards

23/10/2018

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Lands

More carbon farming funding opportunities